A young team with highly motivated people. Our mission is
    to change the HR world in a disruptive way with rock-solid assessment  
    games based on neuroscience.

We unlock talent in sports and in organisations by matching the cognitive fingerprints of job applicants with the needs of employers using machine learning. We help our (inter)national clients in aviation, consulting, finance, and professional sports. BrainsFirst is an organisation that values creativity, independence and personal growth.

In our company you will get the chance to have true impact. BrainsFirst lives and breathes HR. We truly believe that you can only prosper in an environment that embraces what you value in life. As part of this, we value an open and horizontal business culture that leaves room for fun.

The team

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Eric Castien

Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur by default. Sold his 1st venture in 2000 and experienced all stages of success…

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Ilja Sligte

Chief Scientific Officer

A die-hard scientist who wants to convert modern insights in brain & cognition into usable…

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Andries van der Leij

Chief Technical Officer

A nerd who strives to find technological solutions for hard problems. Coding since the late…


Marieke Dresmé

Client Services Director

Motto? Getting Things Done. Oh, and getting things profitable, too. Likes innovation, loves business acceleration….


Pia Haver

Data Analyst

A happy camper on a (brain) mission. After graduating Brain and Cognitive sciences, she took…

Michel Brender à Brandis

Business Partner

‘Michel is best characterised by his curiosity and eagerness to never stop learning. Main driver for Michel…


Pim Hoeven

Data Scientist

Eager to learn and wants to make a difference. Not afraid to improve processes, regardless…


Remy Goudriaan

Accountmanager Sports & Business

In my daily life, I operate as a striker on the football field hunting for…


Inge Veelenturf


“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit:…

Cathelijn Te Koppele

Data Analyst

Curious about people’s talents and ways to improve research. Masterstudent Neuroscience. Eager to translate research…

Kas van ‘t Veer

Front End Developer

I’m a tech lover who is always on the lookout for ways to improve stuff….

We are hiring!

Full Stack Developer (Amsterdam)
Sales & Marketing Internship (Amsterdam based)